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Moving between academies - maternity pay

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by coppull, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. coppull

    coppull New commenter

    Why not ask the office of your new school for the pay and conditions document which applies at your new academy. I am sure they will give you a copy.
    Did you not check this out before you applied for the job ?[​IMG]
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    There are no Academies in Local Authorities.
    Are the two Academies run by the same organisation?
    I know that for Sick Pay, when not subject to TUPE, you have to have worked fr 12 months before being eligible for any sick pay.
  3. Unless the 2 academies are run by the same organisation (and maybe even if they are) moving from 1 to another will mean that you will have changed employer and will have to start any qualifying period from its beginning. Academies are independent companies or part of larger ones.
  4. Continuous service for contractual maternity pay may be recognised if you move from one academy to another, but you would need to ask about this after being offered a job.
    If the new academy does not recognised service as continuous you would have to have one year's continuous service at the 11th week before your expected week of childbirth to be entitled to Occupational and/or Statutory Maternity Pay. You would, however, be entitled to Maternity Allowance. This has to be claimed directly through Job Centre Plus and is paid for a maximum of 39 weeks at the rate of £135.45 per week.
    The upshot of this is, if you wait until you have worked for your new employer for at least 23 weeks before getting pregnant you will have full entitlement to Occupational and Statutory Maternity Pay.
    Good luck.
  5. This should have been disclosed in their t&Cs when they were offered the job!

    And Paying ssp is the employers responsibility for the first 6 months of sickness so they should have receieved it from day one. I agree it is not much compared to full salary.

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